ELIZABETH CROWELL was born and raised in NJ. She has a B.A. in English literature from Smith College and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing/Poetry from Columbia University. For a long time, she taught high school and college English. She now writes full time. She won the 2011 Bellevue Literary Review Non-fiction prize, judged by Dr. Jerome Groopman, for her essay, “The Tag.” Her works has been published or is forthcoming in Red Ravina Review, Callisto, Sewanee Review, and Spry. She lives outside Boston with her wife and two children. She has written a novel, American Lit, about the senior year of high school, and is in search of a publisher.